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Parent Support Group

Skype a Scientist – Brains, Flies and Energy!

A young lady involved in our group, Maria, is studying for her PhD, looking at the role of mitochondria in Parkinson’s disease. She recently got involved in a scheme called ‘Skype a Scientist’, where she was paired with three groups in the USA. Maria has given presentations on Zoom before to students (age 6-11), talking…

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Junior Kitchen Afternoon

The group went to Junior Kitchen, Darlington today. This session was to help with learning to bake and cook – a fabulous hands on experience, making baking fun and not forgetting team spirit and enjoying the food at the end! It was a chance for our children to have a go at making their own…

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Stamp It Out – Mental Health

Essentially “Stamp It Out” is a partnership Project delivered across County Durham as part of the Time To Change social movement challenging mental health stigma and discrimination. They are hoping to reduce stigma and discrimination towards people who experience mental health problems by raising awareness amongst the general public, within the workplace and other settings.…

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North East Autism Society

It is with great pleasure that Rebecca Welch, Family Worker from NEAS will be coming along to our next meeting to chat about Autism. Rebecca will discuss their services which include education for children aged 3-19, post 16 education and social/vocational training along with supported and open employment opportunities for adults.  They work directly with…

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Stamp it out – Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination

Date: Wednesday 10th July 2019, 7pm – 8.30pm Venue: Tree Tops Children’s Occupational Therapy, on Road, Aycliffe Business Park, Co Durham, DL5 6UL Essentially “Stamp It Out” is a partnership Project delivered across County Durham as part of the Time To Change social movement challenging mental health stigma and discrimination.  They are hoping to reduce…

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Coffee and Cake Natter Morning – 19th March 2019

For a change, we are having a get together during the day in Darlington at the Dolphin Centre Cafe, 10.00am. It’s in the centre of Darlington and on the bus route. This will give some parents/carers from the southern part of the County or Stockton/Middlesbrough along with those who cannot make our evening meetings the…

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Dental Oral Hygiene Evening

Thank you to all of our parents/carers who attended our oral health promotion team evening on Monday 4th February 2019. It was very informative. Elaine is going to email us the presentation as feels it would be beneficial to you all. This will be posted on the site when we receive it from her. We’ve…

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Sensory Dental Hygiene Evening

Is tooth brushing a pain in your household? Why not come along to our sensory dental hygiene evening hosted by Elaine from Oral Health Promotion? She will be able to talk us through how to keep a sensory seeker’s teeth clean (plus any child really). Elaine has said she has lots of freebies to give…

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Get Together – Tuesday 17th November 2018

Fab night! Totally relaxed and therapeutic evening and well on the way to making our sensory rugs. A big thank you to Sandra Clifford for giving up her time to show us how to produce this great sensory rug. Hope you all enjoyed the chat and creative activity but we insist when your rug is…

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ROF59 – Monday 22nd October 2018

Thank you everyone for coming along to ROF59 today. We hope you had a┬álovely time. There was some fantastic climbing going on with lots of bouncing on the trampoline and even using the ropes, looking like mini tarzans! As usual, the children were well behaved and the weather on our side as it was lovely…

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